Barbados opposition warns over CLICO lands

(Barbados Nation) Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley has warned the Freundel Stuart administration that action will be taken if thousands of acres of land owned by CLICO, lots of it in St John, are sold between now and general elections.

“We need answers on what is being done with the lands,” she said while speaking at the official opening of the St John constituency office of BLP candidate Charles Griffith,at Clifton Hall, on Saturday night.

“I pray that the lands would not be sold under the shadow of a Parliament that has been closed down between now and Election Day. If it is, mark my word, action would be taken to cover the assets of the people of Barbados. The people of Barbados cannot guarantee bonds, and not get the assets under which those bonds are related.”

Mottley complained that even though the commitment of the St John people to the Democratic Labour Party could not be questioned, they had not benefited from any infrastructural development. She lamented that she had never seen the roads in St Johns bad as they were today.

“Hold tight. You have suffered enough under Mara Thompson, the parliamentary representative of the constituency, and the neglect of Stuart during the water outages,” she said.

Griffith also promised that change was at hand, adding that St John was virgin land for development.

He promised that on being elected, development would begin with the youth benefiting from use of the many acres of idle land in the parish.

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